With 2011 waving hello as it
approaches, it is time to create those New Year Resolutions that are
chocked full of good intentions but not always followed through on as
the months pass by.
of the things that is considered is health. Exercise programs, eating
and diet considerations and all around tasks to create wellness is
tackled. Usually, though, only the physical (the body) is considered.
What about the mind and spirit?
about the Mind, Body and Spirit being a triangle that needs balance.
Considering all three ideas together touches all aspects of life and
there is no way balance cannot be achieved.
example, "Feeding the Mind" consists of what is said, what is thought,
the noise around and within. It's all those things that come into the
mind and are sent out. So, think about what programs are watched or
books read, what is said to others about others, thoughts about the self
and talents and all those other mind bending things. Look at the time
spent on all of these different sources of mind food - should some be
cut out or at least turned down?
about "Feeding the Body"? What food and drink dominates each day?
Sometimes logging food for a week gives a great insight. It's not just
what is eaten, though. What about exercise, clothes, seeing the doctor
for a physical - all those things that take care of the physical
temple. Doesn't that deserve some attention?
third part of the triangle, "Feeding the Spirit", is also important and
can be neglected the most. This not only has to do with the spiritual
connection, whatever that is for an individual. It has to do with the
"Spirit" - the personality and energy of a person. What about the
dreams, the passions, the mission of life? These are all part of the
Spirit within. A good question to ask is "What is the Spirit hungry
for?" and there is usually surprise with the signs, symbols and answers
that come back. Is it building a better relationship with self and
others? Is it taking steps to find new work? Is it taking a chance?
While exploring the Spirit side may create more work or even anxiety,
once this realm is tackled, many more things in the Mind and Body
categories fall into place.
this take work? Of course. It will be work of all aspects of the
Mind, Body and Spirit. However, becoming aware creates opportunities
for growth and change. Spend some time of the self because it is well
deserved and balance can be achieved.
~Copyright 2010, Mary D'Alba (Spiritualitygirl)~
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